As in the story of the Rainmaker, the differences between inner and outer reality can be a source of unbalance. Everyone experiences periods of unbalance – a personal “drought” of no creativity, no money, vacant friendship, sex or love.
Friends suggest: “What you need is a change…”, meaning a change to the objective reality, ranging from a new hairstyle/colour, different employment, breaking up, or divorce. These seem more “real” than inner change because outward change can be measured, proven, confirmed by others.
But despite our obvious change, and our intelligence, resourcefulness, perseverance, and best conscious efforts, we suffer the drought a little longer. We become overextended on outer change and undernourished on inner change. Now we really suffer outwardly and inwardly, becoming conflicted. Disoriented. Discouraged. Disturbed. Anxious. Angry. Bitter. Negative. Confused. Unconscious. We think we are in a bad luck trap… but the exit door is wide open, if only we look in the right direction.
Like fate, we think of luck as a random aspect of reality outside ourselves, completely beyond our control. But bad luck can be seen as a lack of balance between our inner and outer view of reality. And synchronizing subjective and objective reality is called synchronicity, which can be adjusted by the self.
Synchronicity transcends “magical thinking” or New Age metaphysical philosophies. Breaking bad luck is achieved by redirecting efforts to change. Adopting a different attitude. Redirecting energy and time inwardly, rather than outwardly.
Having embraced the truth in reality, reality embraces and supports us. We may not always get what we want. But we begin to get what we truly need. We are now in the right place at the right time. We have followed the way of the Rainmaker. We are back in the Tao. Nature does the rest. Life flows. And the interminable, unendurable drought, at least for now, is ended